Signing Global Warming’s Certificate of Death

Challenges to their bogus computer “models” coming like cannon balls against their academic castles…

Signing Global Warming’s Certificate of Death

By Alan Caruba

The sixteen names of the scientists who jointly signed the article in The Wall Street Journal, “No Need to Panic About Global Warming” on January 27th are mostly unknown to the general public. Perhaps the best known would be Harrison H. Schmidt, a former Apollo 17 astronaut and U.S. Senator. Others might recognize Burt Rutan, an aerospace engineer and designer of Voyager and SpaceShip One.

Moreover, not only were the signers distinguished scientists, but they came from places like Paris, France and Cambridge, England, Jerusalem, Israel, and Geneva, Switzerland. Mostly climatologists and meteorologists, some were physicists and astrophysicists. Antonio Zichichi, one signer, is president of the World Federation of Scientists. Not to put too fine a point on it, but the combined credentials of these men represent some of the best minds on planet Earth in their respective fields.

What brought them together? On the surface it was just another of the countless articles that have been published over the years as scientists of real merit and courage took on the juggernaut of those for whom global warming had become a vast flow of government and foundation funding.

The effort was to “prove” that carbon dioxide (CO2) was building up in the atmosphere and would soon incinerate Earth by trapping the heat from the sun. It had not done that in the 5.4 billion years of the Earth’s existence, but the “warmists” claims came day after day and year after year. They permeated every aspect of society and you can go into any school in America and find textbooks still selling this garbage.

Until, that is, 2009 when thousands of emails between the small clique of scientists working for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were leaked on the Internet and it became clear that even they knew the Earth had entered a cooling cycle around 1998. The challenges to their bogus computer “models” were coming like cannon balls against their academic castles in America and England.

Starting in 2008, The Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based 27-year-old, non-profit research organization, sponsored four international conferences on climate change, attracting the top scientists and world leaders courageous enough to speak out against the global warming hoax. The momentum of opposition began to build against those who, from the late 1980s had warned that, in Al Gore’s words, “the world has caught a fever.”

The Wall Street Journal article said, in the plainest language, that candidates for public office “in any contemporary democracy…should understand that the oft-repeated claim that nearly all scientists demand that something dramatic be done to stop global warming is not true.”

In fact, scientists had been signing petitions opposing the global warming hoax for a very long time. The problem was that the mainstream media either paid them no attention or dismissed them as “skeptics” and “deniers”.

With a light touch, the Wall Street Journal article noted that “Perhaps the most inconvenient fact is the lack of global warming for well over ten years now.” It wasn’t as if the warmists did not know it. It was more like they regarded it as a problem to be solved by changing references to global warming to “climate change.”

Their current dying gasps have to do with warnings about “extreme climate events” that have been occurring for eons; tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, floods and earthquakes; now all routinely attributed to too much carbon dioxide.

The article calmly said, “The fact is that CO2 is not a pollutant.” Indeed, more CO2 in the atmosphere is a good thing, aiding increasing crop growth and healthier forests and jungles worldwide.

Someone needs to tell that to the Environmental Protection Agency that is striving mightily to shut down coal-fired energy plants for emitting CO2. Add their efforts to do the same to a wide swatch of American industry and you get an agency that is in great need of being abolished.

“There is no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to ‘decarbonize’ the world’s economy.

In time, historians may look back and conclude that the January 27th article was, in fact, global warming’s death certificate, signed by an international group of scientists who could not be disputed no matter how many times the warmists jump up and down and cry that the sky is falling.

It has taken a very long time for most of the public to come to the conclusion that they have been the object of an elaborate hoax. In America polls demonstrate that global warming is at the very bottom of their concerns these days. In time, wind and solar power, electric cars, biofuels, and other environmental delusions will join that list.

© Alan Caruba, 2012

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10 thoughts on “Signing Global Warming’s Certificate of Death”

  1. Since scrap metal is now fetching high prices, getting rid of all those wind turbines might well pay off our countries’ debts!

  2. Unfortunately, the “no AGW campaign” is about as loved and rejected by the MSM, for their own reasons, as the Ron Paul campaign. Not sure why the media rejects both campaigns that are more closely related to the people, but then again, the powers that be want to get rid of the people, so I assume their MSM minions are merely following their owners policy. It will take a “revolution” in thought and action for the people to cast off the chains that bind, but we are at least seeing a bit of struggle to do so in both arenas.

  3. I think the tipping point has truly been reached. There are still people and school curriculums that are pushing AGW, but there are also people in the US who still believe there is a difference between republican politicians and democratic ones, still think TSA keeps them safe and despite killing hundreds of civilians with drones, they hate the ‘freedom in the US’. But hopefully economic necessities are gradually forcing more reasonable policies and priorities. Global warming policies are economic disaster.

  4. The huge 800 pound gorilla in the room is the thousands of federal regulations codified and all written in the name of “manmade global warming”, “carbon footprinting”, or (insert favorite science fiction tag line here). You can wave all of the actual scientific (i.e. authentic) data in the politicians’ faces til the cows come home– they have literally sold their souls to the “devil of global warming” and won’t budge on that unless you can show how it benefits THEM politically to change their position.

  5. Governments have found a way to tax the air we breath. Don’t think for one second that government greed would let a chance to reach deeper into our pockets go by, no matter how big the lie…

  6. meanwhile in the face of growing mountains of evidence to the contrary, our aussie Pm aka the LIAR is still convinced Taxing Carbon and crashing an economy is..”the right thing to do”
    heaven help us…a thunderbolt from above is probably what it would take to wake her up. even then its doubtful. terminally stupid.

  7. Somebody should remind the Supreme court! Does anybody think they would just be too embarrassed to re-consider their folly? They gave the EPA the Teeth to go ahead with their lunacy!

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